“Leaving my girlhood behind”: woke witches and feminist liminality in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Authors: Henesy, M.
Journal: Feminist Media Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a character who has been reimagined across multiple media platforms for several decades, most recently in the horror-inspired Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In this article I examine the way that Sabrina has evolved from a bubbly blonde comic character to a gothic representation of feminist resistance who challenges the status quo of both the magical and mortal worlds that she inhabits. I discuss how the series creates a dialogue with shows, films, political movements and events in contemporary culture to place itself within an already established teen discourse relating to the liminality of the female teen experience.